Building community across difference

Together, we can build a community in which everyone will flourish.

A community that celebrates difference and increases cultural awareness. A warm, inclusive community. A community that provides rich opportunities and experiences for all.

Multicultural Student Programs and Services (MSPS) works every day to ensure that Notre Dame is a place where everyone can flourish. We offer multicultural students the tools to make the most of their college experience—and prepare for meaningful and rewarding careers. 

Don’t hesitate to come see us. We’ll help you take advantage of everything Notre Dame has to offer.


Welcome Home!

Author: Iris Outlaw

Welcome Home

Iris Outlaw

MSPS welcomes the Class of 2019 and returning students home.  The summer has passed too swiftly. In preparation for your arrival, I thought it pertinent to inform you of the significant changes that occurred. With the graduation of two of our student interns, sophomores, Dominic Acri and Lauren Hill will join MSPS this month.  We bid farewell to the MSPS Intern ReChard Peel, who began his graduate program at Grand Valley State University this fall.  Ashley Lunford , 2015 Purdue graduate, assumed the 2015 – 2016 MSPS Intern position coordinating our professional development and diversity education initiatives. Also, joining the MSPS Team is Sarah Snider as our graduate assistant.  You may see Alethea Tusher, last year’s graduate assistant, in the classroom as an instructor. Please stop by the office and welcome our new hires to our community.

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MSPS Fall Theater Trip: Disgraced


Location: Goodman Theater- Chicago, IL

Disgraced promo photo

Direct from Broadway, Ayad Akhtar’s “terrific, turbulent” (The New York Times) Pulitzer Prize-winning drama returns to Chicago in a blistering new production from director Kimberly Senior.

Can anyone ever truly escape their past? Having distanced himself from his Muslim upbringing, Amir Kapoor is quickly climbing the corporate ladder at his powerful Manhattan law firm. When Amir and his wife Emily, a Caucasian artist inspired by Islamic painting, host a dinner party for Amir’s African American co-worker and her Jewish husband, the initially pleasant evening quickly erupts into a volatile cultural debate over race, religion and class in the modern world. Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and helmed by the play’s Broadway director Kimberly Senior, Disgraced

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Student Spotlight

Study Abroad Reflection: Joseph Ong

Author: Ke'Ana Bradley

Botanic gardens- Joseph Ong

One of the funniest things about being in Southeast Asia is my identity as “American” changes depending on where I am. In America, for example, everyone speaks to me in English. In Singapore, however, while the other students will speak to me in English, whenever I interact with Singaporeans from the older generation when at the airport, buying groceries, or trying to order food, the uncles and aunties will address me Chinese. In Taiwan, even though I addressed the airport staff in Chinese, the airport staff would reply to my questions in English only. I guess I come off as “too American” in Taiwan but not so much in Singapore.

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